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World’s largest Speedball competition in Wellington

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 10:33 am | Ignite Sport

More than 150 teens will be throwing balls at Speedball nets during the largest speedball competition in Wellington – and the World - on Saturday night (1 August 2015). More >>

Te Taura Whiri I Te Reo Māori Chief Executive Appointed

Friday, 31 July 2015, 5:20 pm | Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori

Commissioner of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori Dr Wayne Ngata today announced the appointment of Ngāhiwi Apanui to the role of Chief Executive. More >>

New programmes feature te ao Māori

Friday, 31 July 2015, 5:00 pm | NZ On Air

New programmes feature te ao Māori As we celebrate Māori language week NZ On Air is pleased to announce support for a range of new television programmes that help to bring te ao Māori to broad New Zealand audiences. More >>

2015 Smokefreerockquest Finalists Announced

Friday, 31 July 2015, 4:12 pm | Smokefreerockquest

The top nine Smokefreerockquest national finalists were announced today, the crème of the 700 bands and solo/duos who entered the nationwide youth music contest this year. More >>

MetService Marine App gets 80,000 downloads

Friday, 31 July 2015, 3:52 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Developed in partnership with Maritime NZ, the App features marine weather forecasts, tides, and carries the “Get it on, or it’s no good” lifejacket safety messages. It was launched early last year. More >>

NZRDA’s Gingerbread Horse Campaign

Friday, 31 July 2015, 3:36 pm | Riding for the Disabled

There’s still time for people sign up as Gingerbread Horse Bakers in support of this years’ NZRDA Gingerbread Horse Campaign, with the closing date recently extended to 12th August 2015. More >>

Auckland Museum Exhibition Opens in Sāmoa

Friday, 31 July 2015, 3:09 pm | Auckland War Memorial Museum

In 2014, Auckland War Memorial Museum produced the exhibition ‘Entangled Islands - Sāmoa, New Zealand and the First World War,’ to tell the story of the shared WWI history between Sāmoa and New Zealand. The exhibition was developed by the Museum ... More >>

Award-winning Māori artists head to Canada’s Banff Centre

Friday, 31 July 2015, 2:47 pm | Creative New Zealand

Award-winning Māori artists head to Canada’s The Banff Centre for cultural exchange More >>

DOC reminds whitebaiters to follow the rules

Friday, 31 July 2015, 2:24 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is reminding whitebaiters to be aware of whitebait regulations, as the 2015 season begins in a couple of weeks. More >>

Call out for Expressions of Interest

Friday, 31 July 2015, 1:32 pm | Pacific Dance

Pacific Dance New Zealand now invites New Zealand based Pacific Islands choreographers and dancers to apply for the Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab 2015. More >>

World Champs Next for Euro Kart Round Winner Armstrong

Friday, 31 July 2015, 12:29 pm | KartSport

New Zealand has another World Karting Championship contender in Marcus Armstrong, the 14-year-old Christchurch ace who won the KF class at the final round of the CIK-FIA European Championships in Sweden last Sunday. More >>

Creative New Zealand announces 2015 investment funding

Friday, 31 July 2015, 11:35 am | Creative New Zealand

The Arts Council has committed a further $10.5 million to 26 arts organisations in its latest multi-year investment funding round. More >>

Veuve Clicquot paints Queenstown ‘Clicquot Yellow’

Friday, 31 July 2015, 11:21 am | Veuve Clicquot

The highly anticipated Clicquot in the Snow program returned to Australasia’s biggest winter playground on July 30. The four day celebration of champagne style après ski was officially launched on Thursday July 30 which saw a select group of VIP guests ... More >>

Anchor Milk Reignites 1935 All Blacks Partnership

Friday, 31 July 2015, 10:32 am | Anchor Milk

Today Anchor milk announced that it will be partnering with the All Blacks, refreshing its original 1935 Anchor-All Blacks partnership. More >>

NZIFF Add Further Screenings for Sell-Out Sessions

Friday, 31 July 2015, 9:45 am | NZIFF

NZIFF Add Further Screenings for Sell-Out Sessions Over 100,000 people will have attended the 2015 New Zealand International Festival as the Auckland leg of the festival closes next Wednesday August 4. 2015 has seen high attendance across the board this ... More >>

Yelawolf Announces Headline Auckland Show

Friday, 31 July 2015, 9:37 am | Great Things

In celebration of his third studio album, Love Story , prodigious American rapper YELAWOLF brings his explosive headline show to Auckland’s Studio on Friday, December 4. More >>

FMG granted naming rights for Waikato Stadium

Friday, 31 July 2015, 9:34 am | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker has welcomed a new naming rights sponsorship agreement for Waikato Stadium. More >>

Poroporoaki to Anzac Pikia

Friday, 31 July 2015, 9:25 am | Manukau Urban Maori Authority

Katanuku katanuku Katanuku katanuku Katanuku koa te tihi o te maunga Katanuku eee! E te rangatira Anzac, Kua oti kē tou pakanga kua oti kē tou mamae. More >>

Venice Premieres for Two New Zealand Films

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 5:28 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

For the first time in twenty years, two New Zealand films are included in the programme for the Venice Film Festival announced today. Jake Mahaffy’s Free In Deed will screen in the Orizzonti Section of the festival and Pietra Brettkelly’s A Flickering ... More >>

Lollapalooza 2015 Live Stream line-up is Here!

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 4:38 pm | Red Bull

Metallica, Florence + the Machine, Alabama Shakes, Alt-J and many more will be broadcast from Lolla. More >>

From the Peninsula to the Islands

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 3:23 pm | Depot Artspace

Join us on Saturday the 8th of August 2015 for the opening of From the Peninsula to the Islands, a charitable exhibition by Takapuna Grammar School in support of Project Samoa . More >>

Maori Ode of Remembrance Change Recognises Women in Uniform

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 2:19 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The service and sacrifice of both male and female military personnel is now being acknowledged at commemorative events, due to a recent revision to the Māori version of the Ode of Remembrance. The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association ... More >>

Wine judges set to taste over 1,300 wines

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 2:15 pm | New World Wine Awards

Year-on-year growth in entries has seen the New World Wine Awards become one of New Zealand’s leading wine shows, with a record 1,332 entries this year. At this scale, the independent judging panel of 13 wine experts will be required to blind-taste ... More >>

Central Otago’s new twelve-day wine celebration

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 1:25 pm | Bruce McGechan

Labour Weekend will mark the opening of the first annual ‘Down to Earth’ celebration of wine in New Zealand’s Central Otago region, set to run from Saturday 24 October to Wednesday 4 November 2015. More >>

We are running out of time on climate change

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 1:14 pm | Bridget Williams Books

In nearly two decades since the United Nations conference that produced the Kyoto Protocol, New Zealand has still not adopted robust policies to adequately tackle climate change. In a forceful addition to the BWB Texts series, Dr Ralph Chapman ... More >>

Oily Rag - Easy Omelette, fleas and more

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 12:45 pm | Oily Rag Theatre

Lil from Whangarei has some omelette making tips for Dee, who has a surplus of eggs thanks to some very happy backyard chickens. More >>

Horowhenua actress leads all-female cast in acclaimed play

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 12:35 pm | The Dark Room

Junket Theatre Company and The Dark Room proudly present WINGS by Jess Sayer, directed by Darlene Mohekey. More >>

Crowd-funding sought to take Māori Showband to Asia

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 12:09 pm | SWPR

Modern Māori Quartet Seeks Crowd-funding to take Māori Showband Entertainment to Asia More >>

Stoli Fiesta Del Sol at Villa Maria Estate

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 11:49 am | Highlife Entertainment

Stoli Fiesta Del Sol returns this summer with a fantastic new venue! This year the Stoli Fiesta Del Sol party re-launches at the prestigious Villa Maria Estate. Villa Maria has long been New Zealand’s most awarded winery and the team at Highlife ... More >>

Canterbury A&P Show to host Royal Equestrian Event

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 11:46 am | Canterbury A and P Association

The Canterbury A&P Association have announced that the Canterbury A&P Show will host a Royal A&P Equestrian Event in 2015, giving competitors the chance to win prestigious Royal ribbons and medals at the annual Show. More >>

New Zealander Anna Smaill on Man Booker Prize 2015 longlist

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 11:22 am | Booker Prize Foundation

The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced today, Wednesday 29 July 2015. More >>

Centenary commemoration honours Niue’s 150 soldiers

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 10:51 am | Wright Communications

One hundred years ago this October, fires were lit along Niue’s coast to farewell 150 brave Niuean men who were sailing away in support of New Zealand to fight in World War I. Following a church service, they left on the troopship Te Anau with ... More >>

The Fall New Zealand Tour 2015

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 9:54 am | Solid Entertainment

Solid Entertainment is proud to announce that seminal English group THE FALL will return to New Zealand for two shows in October. More >>

Fagan’s curtain-call – in France

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 9:49 am | Shearing Sports New Zealand

The competition career of New Zealand shearing great David Fagan is going one more round after he bowed to pressure to compete in the French championships this weekend. More >>

Bookshops and kids to benefit from grant

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 9:41 am | Penguin Randon House

Bookshops and kids are the winners today, with the announcement of the booksellers across Australia and New Zealand who will benefit from the $100,000 grant James Patterson pledged when he visited Australia in May. More >>

Coast to Coast early bird incentives about to close

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 9:38 am | Enthuse

With early bird entry incentives about to close for the iconic multi-sport race the Coast to Coast, organisers say planning is well advanced compared to the same time last year. More >>

Strong vision impresses judge in IHC Art Awards

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 9:18 am | IHC

Auckland cartoonist and illustrator Dylan Horrocks praised the strong focus of the 10 finalists he selected today for the IHC Art Awards 2015. More >>

Suddenly! A Musical

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 9:17 am | PlayShop

PlayShop brings the spirit of Broadway and the West End to BATS Theatre with its new show, Suddenly! A Musical . Each night PlayShop will create a brand new Webber musical before your very eyes and ears, with everything you love about doomed romance, ... More >>

All-Star Designer Line up Confirmed for 2015

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 5:34 pm | New Zealand Fashion Week

New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) is thrilled to announce its provisional designer line up for 2015, with a strong list of designers from around the country and overseas, set to heat up the catwalks at the ANZ Viaduct Event Centre from Monday 24August ... More >>

NZ Ocean Swim Series for Rotorua’s Blue Lake

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 4:15 pm | Rotorua Lakes Council

29 July, 2015 NZ Ocean Swim Series for Rotorua’s Blue Lake The clean and clear waters of Rotorua’s Lake Tikitapu – the Blue Lake – have been announced as the home of the newest event in the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. An hour from the ... More >>

Toi Pōneke Arts Centre turns 10

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 3:03 pm | Toi Poneke Gallery

Curious to see what goes on in Wellington’s only arts centre? Here’s your chance. To celebrate its 10th birthday, Toi Pōneke Arts Centre is throwing open its doors to the public with a special open day on 8 August. More >>

Local Hutt City clubs thanked by Lotto Sports Makers

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 2:19 pm | Sport Wellington

Stokes Valley Rugby Club and Naenae Old Boys Cricket Club are the latest recipients of Sport Wellingtons good practice award. The clubs have both received $1000 worth of ‘Sport Makers’ sporting goods as part of the ‘Thank a Sport Maker’ campaign. ... More >>

A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity for Land Rover Owners

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 2:00 pm | Land Rover

Land Rover New Zealand is going to make one kiwi kids dream come true, giving one lucky parent or guardian the chance to watch their son, daughter, relative or family friend run out onto Wembley Stadium, as a New Zealand team mascot at RWC 2015. More >>

Local Hip Hop Crew Selected to Represent NZ

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 1:23 pm | Zion Studios

Four crews from Zion Dance Studios competed at the Hip Hop Unite (HHU) competition in Wellington on Saturday, with their senior crew, Polaroids, taking out the top spot and being selected to represent New Zealand at the World Championships in the ... More >>

Talent ID Camp Instilling Performance Culture in Young

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 1:21 pm | NZ Snow Sports

Nine promising young freeskiers from around New Zealand took part in a Snow Sports NZ Talent Identification Camp from 19-22 July as part of the selection process for the Park and Pipe Talent Development Squad. More >>

Gardening With Awapini Nurseries

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:44 pm | Awapuni Nurseries

If you’re like most busy home gardeners these days, you probably only grow a selection of the vegetables you eat. That’s why it’s important to choose carefully when it comes to which ones are worth your time and attention, and which are better bought ... More >>

JC CIneFem Scholarship Recipient Announced

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is pleased to announce Maria Ines Manchego as the recipient of the JC CineFem Scholarship. Announced in April in conjunction with the NZFC’s new gender policy, the JC CineFem Scholarship is the first annual ... More >>

Silver Ferns Share Team Secrets with Waikato Residents

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:24 pm | House of Travel

A lucky group of Hamilton netball fans have made the most of a chance to quiz Silver Ferns’ stars ahead of watching them compete at the Netball World Cup. More >>

Olympic Heroes Open Gym in Auckland City Centre

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 12:09 pm | Wreck Room

Aucklanders can now take their fitness classes with some of New Zealand’s Olympic stars at a new gym in Eden Terrace. Wreck Room was opened in June by women’s Olympic boxer Alexis Pritchard along with her husband and coach Cameron Todd. The gym offers ... More >>

Glassons Gives Young Designers a Foot in the Industry Door

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 11:52 am | Glassons

Fashion retail giant Glassons has given Otago Polytechnic fashion design students a valuable nudge to the next level. More >>

Captivating New Zealand Stories Showcased in Sunday Theatre

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 11:03 am | TVNZ

Some of New Zealand’s most dramatic stories are brought to life this August with a brand new season ofSunday Theatres airing on TV ONE. More >>

Household Labour Force Survey

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 10:52 am | Statistics New Zealand

These tables provide the working-age population estimate of the usually resident, non-institutionalised, civilian population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over. This estimate is the benchmark figure for the number of people in the labour market ... More >>

Reigning diva to perform one-off show with NZSO

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 10:43 am | NZSO

Reigning diva to perform one-off show with NZSO Glamour will sweep into the capital when Grammy Award-winning super diva Renée Fleming makes her debut with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) in a one-off show on 12 September. Fleming is a ... More >>

Methamphetamine Survivor a Finalist in Literary Awards

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 10:35 am | Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust

Works by a former methamphetamine addict, a university professor, a monk, two vicars, a documentary film maker and a mental health commissioner are among the finalists of this year’s Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards, announced today. More >>

Sport Wellington’s August Buggy Walk

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 10:08 am | Sport Wellington

Sport Wellington Buggy Walks are a free event occurring every month. The walks take place at a different location every month and aim to provide parents and caregivers with the opportunity to discover some of the many buggy friendly walking tracks throughout ... More >>

Katie Thompson Selected to Represent Oceania

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 9:26 am | Quirky Music

Nominee for Female Artist of the Year at the upcoming Country Music Awards New Zealand (CMANZ), and rising star Katie Thompson has been selected to represent the continent of Oceania in Vienna this August as part of a global music project being run by worldwide ... More >>

Silver Ferns too strong for South Africa

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 8:08 am | Netball NZ

View the match report online at MVP: Laura Langman (Silver Ferns) Quarter-by-quarter scores: Silver Ferns: Q1: 15 – Q2: 16 (31) – Q3: 17 (48) – Q4: 19 (67) SPAR Proteas: Q1: 8 – Q2: 7 (15) – Q3: 9 (24) – Q4: 4 (28) Shooting ... More >>

Announcing Moena Moxham’s solo show

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 8:02 am | In Good Company

Wellington Artist Alexandra Murcott has been selected as Artist in Residence at MeiPAM Gallery , Shodoshima, Japan. More >>

Upcoming Cycle Seminar Series

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 4:40 pm | Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Holden and Bike Barn have got together to create a complimentary nationwide Cycle Seminar Series to be held in August, offering an informative and entertaining series of workshops in preparation for the ultimate kiwi cycle event of the year– the ... More >>

Top Chefs Turning up the Heat at Nzchefs National Salon

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 4:30 pm | NZChefs

Some of New Zealand’s best and brightest chefs will be putting their culinary prowess and creativity to the test this weekend, when they compete for top awards at the NZChefs National Salon. More >>


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